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Impossible to start reading unread thread from first post

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by kmike, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. kmike

    kmike Member

    All links to unread threads in the thread list are leading to the first unread post. Sometimes I want to start reading an unread thread from the first post/page, and it's simply not possible without going to the first unread post and navigating to the first post from there.
     
  2. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    It already does this? I'm confused as to what you're talking about here.

    If you haven't read a thread, you'll land on page 1 and the first post. If you've read it before, you'll pick up where you last read the thread. What are you saying isn't happening that you'd like to happen?
     
  3. Floris

    Floris Guest

    He wants to re-read the thread. By jumping directly to the first page, first post. And not where he left off.

    You can click on the timestamp below the thread title to load it normally.
     
  4. kmike

    kmike Member

    Thanks.
     
  5. Sejper

    Sejper Active Member

    I think the same thing. Put an link/icon or whatever fits instead of having the thread link lead to first unread post.
     
  6. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

    Why? the default action is to read the first unread, if you want to start at the beginning click the date as suggested.
     
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  7. kmike

    kmike Member

    Yep, though the date link is non-obvious.
     
  8. dieketzer

    dieketzer Well-Known Member

    the default action is actually to load the page after the last unread post.
    its poor usability and i dont like it.
     
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  9. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

    I see where you're coming from, but in vB, I *always* clicked the little "go to first unread post" image, and never the thread title.
     
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  10. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

    Same here, and this was the same for most other users also...

    If you have never read the thread before then the first post is going to be the first unread, if you have read it why do you want to keep seeing the first post...

    Just because it is not what we are used to does not make it poor usability it is progression in my eyes... I much prefer it this way...
     
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  11. jonsidneyb

    jonsidneyb Well-Known Member

    I really really really like this feature as it is.
     
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  12. dieketzer

    dieketzer Well-Known Member

    exactly. and people that clicked on the thread title went to the first post. now those actions have effectively been reversed.
     
  13. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

    No, this just makes going to the first unread post easier, and it's actually better from a usability standpoint. :)
     
  14. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    Even my members will figure that out in 2 seconds :D
     
  15. dieketzer

    dieketzer Well-Known Member

    you mean the page after your last read post. it makes it easy to go to the page after your last read page.
    this will be the first template edit i will undertake, without a doubt. im not really one to try reteaching basic forum functionality to my users and im not up to the task of telling them how this is a better way of doing what already worked great for over a decade.

    the next edit will be to move that infernal upload button. it is always located exactly in the wrong spot.
     
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  16. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    hmmmmmmmmmm..... I've never read this thread before. I see that it was posted at 2:55 am, but I haven't read it til now.

    When I clicked on the thread title, I was transported to the last post in the thread. I'm wondering why.
     
  17. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    The thread was unread still when you first came to it?
     
  18. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

    Maybe this bug actually exists? :oops:
     
  19. Ahmed

    Ahmed Well-Known Member

    Same here,unless there was a reason to go to the first post in a thread.
    IMO there should be more obvious link/button to go the first post in the thread instead of the timestamp, I didn't know the timestamp takes you to the first post in a thread till I started a thread like this one asking about how to go to the first post in a thread not to the first unread post.
     
  20. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    yep. And I know I've never read it.
     

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